The ongoing murder trial of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, took a new turn, a forensic analyst, Mmampshedi Masetla told the Pretoria High Court that the DNA collected from the infamous hat at the late footballer’s murder scene does not match any of the arrested suspects.
The suspects are -Mthokoziseni Maphisa, Sifisokuhle Nkani Ntuli, and Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya.
Masetla confirmed in the courtroom that no DNA from the aforementioned suspects was found in all the places swabbed by the police at the place Meyiwa was shot by intruders in 2014.
The context of the murder case
Recall that in October 2014, Meyiwa, the former captain of the South African football team, was shot and killed at the Vosloorus home of his girlfriend.
Meyiwa’s demise sent shocking waves across the country, prompting a thorough investigation to find those responsible. So far, five people were detained and charged with Meyiwa’s murder in 2020, the case remained unsolved despite multiple leads and a well-publicized inquiry.
The world is eagerly awaiting the next bombshell as the trial goes on. Masetla’s witness evidence has given the prosecution and defense additional material to consider. This might potentially alter the trial’s trajectory and decide the accused’s destiny. For millions of people who loved and revered Meyiwa as well as for those directly involved in the trial, the stakes have never been higher. South Africans, together with his family and supporters, are all looking for a conclusion that will bring justice to Senzo Meyiwa.